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Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Shishi

Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Shishi


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1320886

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A whimsical wood-carved netsuke formed as a recumbent shishi, the mythic Buddhist temple guardian. Rendered in an especially creative abstract style, this highly-regarded netsuke artist focused here on the animal’s sleek form and facial features. This classic netsuke subject is highly sought and thus, a desirable addition for every collection. Incised Minko signature on shishi’s neck. Very good condition with rich patination and gently- worn himotoshi. Length: 2†18th/ 19th Century, Japan